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Beer

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Providence’s Popular Long Live Beerworks Is Expanding to Boston

One of Rhode Island’s best beer makers is expanding to Boston: Long Live Beerworks will be open in Roxbury early next year, if not sooner. […]

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Look Inside Common Craft, Bringing Four (Very Different) Bars to Burlington Mall

Over at Burlington Mall, what was once Sears now looks a little different. A large-scale renovation project recently turned the sprawling department store into an […]

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Six New England Beer Festivals You Shouldn’t Miss in 2022

Remember beer festivals? A social activity of the beforetimes, these were events during which drinkers crowded convention centers clamoring for tastes of—well, whatever they were […]

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The Top Beers in Boston

Whirlpool Night Shift Brewing Company New England Pale Ale ABV: 4.5% Availability: Year-round Format: Cans, Draft Taproom: Yes Hazy, juicy, and extensively hopped, New England-style […]

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First Look: Trillium Brewing Company’s Brand-New Taproom and Restaurant Opens in Canton

The sprawling green lawn and lush new landscaping says it all: one of the Boston area’s most decorated breweries is growing yet again. On Thursday, […]

City Life

Inside the Fight over a Billion-Dollar South Shore Beer Empire

There is a mysterious building along Route 3 in Kingston that just about everyone in Boston has seen when driving home from the Cape but […]

Arts & Entertainment

Bars, Breweries, Night Clubs, Saunas, Ball Pits: How to Make the Most of Reopening Weekend

What will you do with your first day in post-COVID-restriction Boston? On May 29, the last of the city’s pandemic-era rules will expire, and all […]

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Beer Gardens Are Coming Back to the Greenway

For those who spent the winter missing the experience of sipping a cold drink accompanied by the sunshine and a warm outdoor breeze (also known […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Boston Area’s 21 Best Breweries Right Now

Massachusetts is now home to more than 200 breweries, quadruple the number it had back in 2011. The remarkable figure comes from industry bloggers Mass. […]

City Life

Five Ways Massachusetts Ditched the Nanny State during the Pandemic

On the one hand, city and state government decisions have never played a more jarringly intrusive role in our day-to-day activities, with sweeping curfews, strictly […]

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The Coolest Ways to Drink Socially from a Social Distance

There is no shortage of booze to be drunk during this time of isolation: Essential businesses like liquor stores and breweries are keeping their inventories […]

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2020 Malt Madness Winner Definitive Brewing Co. Has Plans for a Kittery Taproom

UPDATE, Thursday, May 21: Just in time for the unofficial kickoff of summer, Kittery has a new brewery: Definitive Brewing Co. opens its Route 1 […]

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Boston Magazine’s Malt Madness 2020: The Final Face-Off

Here it is: the final face-off. Since we launched Malt Madness several weeks ago, your votes have narrowed down 64 New England breweries to the […]

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Boston Magazine’s Malt Madness 2020: The Final Pour

Malden’s own Idle Hands Craft Ales, one of Boston’s original breweries. Vermont’s illustrious Hill Farmstead Brewery. And Portland, Maine’s Bissell Brothers and Definitive Brewing Company. These […]

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Malt Madness 2020: Eight Elite Ales (and Lagers) Remain in Round 4

As taprooms close to on-site service amid the coronavirus pandemic, the scrappy craft beer industry has adapted along with the rest of us during these […]